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Alleged outrageous discovery made at Lagos airport, EFCC says success was through intelligence report




Officials of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly intercepted gold worth about N211 million being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acting spokesperson of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, November 13.

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According to the report, Orilade said that the consignment was en route Dubai.

“Following intelligence reports, the operatives on November 9, 2018, uncovered the gold weighing about 35kg just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC’s custody,” he said adding that the agency was already investigating the incident to unravel the accomplice behind it.

“Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives.

“It will be recalled that the EFCC also in March 2017, intercepted bags containing a total of N49 million cash being illegally transported out of the country through the Kaduna International Airport,” Orilade said.

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Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordered the interim forfeiture of N377 million to the government of the federation, according to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The agency gave a breakdown of the various amounts to include N357,206,311.15, $91,955.38 (N33, 411,987.32) and £15,050 (N7,040,841.5), according to a report by Legit.ng.

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